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Frenchman's Creek

Published: March 2009
SKU: 9781402217104

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"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling."—New York Times

A lost classic from master of gothic romance and suspense, Daphne du Maurier, Frenchman's Creek is an electrifying tale of love and scandal on the high seas.

Jaded by the numbing politeness of London in the late 1600s, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is a breathtaking historical thriller about a woman embracing danger and romance, haunted by the gothic mood of du Maurier's Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and My Cousin Rachel.

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" It's romantic and scandalous and adventurous. The most pleasant journey I've ever taken with a pirate. " — The Book Nest
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